What Is It That Comes On Little Cat Feet? Duh. Little Cats.

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Robert Frost, of course,  wrote that it was the fog that “comes on little cat feet”.  But at my house,  one day last Summer, JOY came in on little cat  feet.

Scrum:aSummer cats 001

Nose count: Taffy, Lickety, and Butterboy with Mom Cat.aSummer cats 002

Nap time:aSummer cats 003

Family Dinner (that’s Dad Cat — Blackie —  in back):aSummer cats 004

Catching grasshoppers:aSummer cats 005

Taffy with a toy mousie:aSummer cats 006

This is my favorite picture: — Lickety eating a late afternoon snack, Butter taking a snooze, and Taffy in mid-air, flipping a toy mousie:aSummer cats 007

Cat v. Cardinal.  Tha cardinal won.

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It’s 40 degrees and rainy today on the Long Island Sound. All the Hobos were accounted for, tucked into their little cubbies, keeping warm and dry…but I could use a little reminder of Summer.  You too?


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See these little faces? They look at me with such trust; “Does Summer ever end?” they want to know.

“Yeah,” I tell them. “Too soon.”

8 Comments, RSS

  1. Jacquelyn October 16, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

    I have missed 3 days of vivian and friends but had those 3 with my daughter and husband up from Oregon. They found sea glass, took walks, enjoyed “my” PO, library, markets, exchange, friends…..the storm due when they were failed to do much. But, today…..here is the rain.
    I missed you all………so was utterly delighted to find today’s report on the kitties.
    I am so charmed. You know what….maybe you can leave off the damn france book and take up the story of the Long Island Hobos. Los Hobos de isla grande. hee hee….I am inspired to begin looking for a digital camera upgrade. The detail, color and clarity are great with yours.
    They are such a beautiful family. I can just see you at the end of winter with like, um, 12 housecats.
    What will you do if both of you need to be away.?
    You are going to need a cat nanny.
    When I shared your site (s) with my daughter, I was dismayed to see that you deleted the little blurb about being a crazy cat woman, the one who lives in a 100 year old house, etc. Maybe this is the foreword to your hobo book.

  2. Timaree (freebird) October 16, 2009 @ 5:11 pm

    Cute pictures.

  3. Larraine October 17, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

    Those little cat feet can make an amazing amount of noise – even on carpet. We have three. Their personalities are all very different. However, we are attached to them completely. Love yours!

  4. Maryann October 18, 2009 @ 3:26 am

    Painfully adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Barbara October 18, 2009 @ 9:37 pm


    Watch a neighbor cat wander through our front habitat, nibble on the cat mint, and roll around the driveway. There are several neighbor cats who delight in our cat mint.

  6. Barb October 19, 2009 @ 11:21 am

    I love kitties and cats Have 3 right now–thye make my life complete

  7. Jacquelyn October 20, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

    Barbara’s catmint story was a high this morning!
    What a tidy garden! Cats love to rub up against or roll in catmint and then they smell so lovely when they return to your lap.
    I sent this last Hobos of Long Island story off to my sweetie in Portland….when he called me that night, he said, “now, don’t tell Vivian, don’t embarrass her, but the quote is from Carl Sandburg, not Robert Frost. Someone will tell her.” English lit majors know these things.
    While waiting for my latte of the week at Straight Shots at back of our bookstore, I found the funniest kitty book. “I can has cheezburger?”
    Are we not blessed to share this planet and our lives with these dear furry friends?
    But, noone has, at least publicly and if it were me, I would want to know. Especially if one day all this kitty stuff winds up in a book.

  8. Jacquelyn October 20, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

    ooops, “but no one has….etc. somehow got separated from “someone will tell her….

    PS Vivian: I checked out When Wanderers Cease to Roam again from our library….re-read October. Seems like folks are enjoying Autumn glory across the continent. I am out with my camera and all senses every day. Will have a post Halloween tea to meet other Longhouse tenants….and will display your book. No quince jelly but I did harvest lots of elderberry this year while in Oregon. Made jelly and syrup to boost immune system. Northern Europeans use jellies as sweetener for the tea. A medicine woman from Latvia taught me this.

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